This is my fourth post in the Did You Know series, tying into Pam’s series on Inside Dynamics GP. Today’s topic is the ability to combine budgets into a master budget. This is very useful for situations where it’s easier to manage smaller budget upload files, perhaps by department or cost centre, and after you’ve imported them into Dynamics GP, then you combine into one big budget for reporting in FRx, Management Reporter or your financial reporting tool of choice. (more…)
This is my second post in the Did You Know series, tying into Pam’s series on Inside Dynamics GP. This feature allows users to create a one-off backup of a database from within Dynamics GP, and saving it either locally or on Azure storage. Originally introduced in GP 9, the Backup to Azure was added to this feature in GP 2013 R2.
I’ve never tried this feature before, as I had no need to in the past. One great thing about this DYK series is there will be things I’ll be trying that I may not have had an opportunity to try yet!
While this obviously wouldn’t be the normal way to create a backup, sometimes this could come in handy for specific purposes, like for consultants preparing for demos that want a quick backup of what they’ve prepared before they test a configuration, so they can re-use the data easily after restoring back. I know I don’t bother with setting up scheduled SQL jobs for backups on my environments, unless I’m mimicking something for a client. So, for that type of situation, I can see this would be a great way to simplify creating a backup without bothering to open SQL Server Management Studio when I’m right in the middle of working on some project.
I’m going to attempt to piggy-back on the Did You Know series Pam Misialek started on June 1, 2017, on the Inside Dynamics GP blog. My goal will be to look at the Did You Know topics, and write a short blog to illustrate the feature. I won’t be covering all the features, but I’ll try to work my way through many of them!
This was the first blog in the series thus far. (more…)